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    Sheepish confession. I hadn’t weighed myself since early October. I knew I had gained a few pounds but all my clothes fit, so I allowed myself to be ignorant. That feeling turned into fear and avoidance. I started to get paranoid and scared. I haven’t been eating terribly but I haven’t been a saint. Agh I told myself that my return to TT was also an opportunity to be accountable to myself. I took off my big girl pants and weighed myself. 139! That was a shock as I assumed I had ventured into the 140s. That’s about a 2-3 lb weight gain. I can live with that and hopefully take off with better eating. I am so relieved!
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    Oh life!

    I suppose I should share what’s been going on in my life. I don’t have the emotional energy to go into detail so i’ll give a short summary. Katya’s autism diagnosis has turned our lives upside down. Katya is happy, healthy, bright and a delight. Autism isn’t a concern at all. K is thriving at Preschool and loving being around other kids. The challenges we have faced are the school system, insurance companies, and endless hoops to jump through. My full time job has been dealing with therapy companies, the state and insurance. My husband helps as much as he can but he works at a demanding job and most of the details are left to me. To make things worse, my husband’s company changed insurance providers (without telling anyone!!) after months of hard work. We finally have everything in place that we need...for the time being. My dad is going through some signs of early dementia. Living 3000 miles away from my parents has been difficult. I’m an only child and we have no family in the USA. I’ve had to help my family through all of this and it’s been tough. Y’all, I am tired. So very tired. I’ve hardly had a second to myself and when I do, I try to catch up on sleep. I love my daughter and would wouldn’t change a thing. Don’t feel bad for me. We do have good days around here. More often than not. I just wish I had an extra hand and energy. Gah! Excuse the typos. My phone is not the best avenue for long posts.
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    Anxiously Waiting.....

    @Abbey Morrison How did your surgery go? I hope you are feeling well. I can relate to thinking of your child when making the decision to move forward with WLS. I also have a three year old and my rationale for having surgery was to be fully involved in my daughter’s life. Kudos to you! Please report back and let us know how you are doing.
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    Oh life!

    @tracyringo Hugs right back! Thank you ❤️❤️
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    Oh life!

    Thanks for the love @BurgundyBoy. I’m sorry to hear that your family is going through some of the same elder stuff. ❤️❤️
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    Happy New Year!

    I hope everyone has been well! 2018 was rough for the Nerdy household and we’ve been laser focused on family concerns. We managed to take a December vacation and that has helped start 2019 on a positive note What’s new? What did I miss? Hugs to all of you!
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    Happy New Year!

    @Aussie Bear You are too kind.
  8. NerdyToothpick MS!!!

    @Nana Trish I’m truly sorry to hear about the lamictal. Eek. What meds are your docs thinking of substituting? Good luck with your knee replacements. Are you doing both at the same time or one by one? I’m ok. Not great and I’ve been better. But things aren’t terrible. I’m trying to take things one day at a time. I’ll give more of a status update when I’m not feeling so yucky. Missed you too!
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    Happy New Year!

    Gosh! I had no idea I had been this missed. Thank you @Nana Trish @Jen581791 @Aussie Bear @Cheesehead @CheeringCJ @Res Ipsa . Your warm welcome makes me feel good. The NT household is fighting the stomach flu right now and it ain’t pretty. @Aussie Bear I tried to find a picture, only to find that I didn’t take many pictures. Almost none! I was in the moment and didn’t think to snap many photos. I included the top picture because out of the three pictures I have of myself, this is the only one where I’m smiling. Oops.
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    Hi guys

    @Kio I’m terribly sorry to hear about Sadie. How are you doing now that some time has passed?
  11. NerdyToothpick MS!!!

    @Nana Trish I know I’m late to this message but my heart aches for you. I know Lamictal is a powerful drug but I never imagined that the side effects were so bad. Tell, me how are you? I’m glad MS was a misdiagnosis. My bestie has MS and it’s a cruel disease. Im wishing you the best. ❤️❤️
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    The flu....

    I’m sorry to hear that Harper has the flu. Katya and I both have the flu and are spending the morning in bed. I hope Harper feels better ASAP. Please dye your hair pink. Pleaaase. I don’t think of it as holding on to youth. I think of hair as decorating oneself. My neighborhood is full of quirky types and hair of all hues abound. Pink suits you!
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    Happy New Year!

    @cinwa I missed all of you deeply. Believe me when I say I thought of everyone on a daily basis. L
  14. I think I already know the answer to these questions but I’d love some feedback and tough love. I’ve having some trouble maintaining the weight I am happy at, which is between 135-137. I’ve been bloated for a couple of months now and have days when I creep up to 138-140 This is my uncomfortable range It’s summer my greatest weakness is fruit. Apples are meh to me but I’ll eat them. I love mangos, cherries, berries and anything citrus. My nutritionist said that one can eat too much fruit. Is she correct? I desperately want her to be wrong. Could this be my issue with my weight ups and downs? Do any of you drink whole milk? Are there any drawbacks. I usually drink Fairlife 2% but every so often I buy a bottle of whole milk. Am I sabotaging myself? Thoughts? I’m not willing to give up my fruit but will reduce my fruit intake if that is the culprit.
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    There's nothing wrong with you

    @Kio What a wonderful post. I hope the reader took your words to heart. I wish someone would have said that to me during one of my million attempts at slimming down. Yesterday, I was going through Google Drive and found a bunch of to-do lists from over the years. I have at least fifteen notes to myself about losing weight and signing up for Weight Watchers. I have given the diet industry too much of my money and tears. I’m glad that you gave your advice freely. You are simply lovely.
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    @CheeringCJ I will. Katya’s latest favorite is the family “MeowMaid” T-shirt. It’s a picture of a cat mermaid. My husband rocks his shirt with pride. ❤️❤️
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Owww. For the future Vaniguard and Blue Lizard make pretty good sunscreens. Gentle hugs.
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    What Are You Wearing Today?

    @CheeringCJ Kids clothes kind of fit my personality. I’ve bought a few XL and XXL children’s tops to encourage Katya into keeping her clothes on her body. She loves wearing the same shirts as her mom and dad. Yes, you read that correctly. My husband has many a time squeezed himself into an XL girl’s top so we can all match.
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    Wish me luck

    @ktallon How are you doing? Gentle hugs.
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    @CheeringCJ @Jen581791 You would think with all my melanin that I would be safe from the sun. I blister and burn even with sunscreen. BOO! The next time I go to the beach, I will post a picture of my suit. SPF leggings and a rash guard. Sessy! I hope your burn healed quickly, CJ!
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Ouch @CheeringCJ! That looks painful. You couldn’t tell by your final picture because you look completely happy! Its funny that you mention your stretch marks because I wouldn’t have noticed them at all.
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    You better wear your hottest outfit for that party @Aussie Bear! I can’t wait for you to report back to us.
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    @CheeringCJ Potty training was a bust. Little Miss K was acting out and we had to scale back. Her neuropsych told us that it was too soon and that the training would come in time. She occasionally sits on the potty, so I consider that a win! I will ping you when I have a few minutes free. xoxo
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    purging the closet- mixed emotions

    As always, you are too kind to me @BurgundyBoy ❤️
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    purging the closet- mixed emotions

    @msmarymac We need to have a dance party with @Cindy Lou Who! Only the beat arrive on 9/28!